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Father of murdered judge dies

THE father of murdered Judge Jude Erwin Alaba died in Misamis Oriental on Sunday, barely a week after his son was shot to death outside his courtroom in Baler, Aurora. Judge Alaba’s father Expedito, 78, died of “natural causes” in his home in lower Jasaan, Misamis Oriental, according to his ...

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Police face probe over Ocon’s wood

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent POLICE regional director Lyndel Desquitado over the weekend said he would make the police in Medina, Misamis Oriental, explain why they released Councilor Zaldy Ocon’s ill-fated pick-up truck pending an investigation into the attempt to move protected hardwood species to this city from Surigao del Sur. ...

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Marquez: Days of PNP junkies numbered

THE days of police officiers in northern Mindanao who use or are addicted to illegal drugs are numbered. This as National Police Director General Ricardo Marquez ordered Camp Alagar to crack down on junkies in the police force or the so-called “adis-adis cops.” Marquez, who inspected Camp Alagar on Friday, said ...

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Oca favors airport privatization; Bambi opposes

By NITZ ARANCON and SHIELA MAE BUTLIG Correspondent CAGAYAN de Oro Mayor Oscar Moreno and Misamis Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano have expressed contrasting views in regard to a national government plan to privatize the Laguindingan airport’s operations. The mayor said he was in favor of the plan while the ...

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Ocon to face blue ribbon probe if…

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent THE city council’s blue ribbon committee would be compelled to start an official investigation into Councilor Zaldy Ocon’s alleged violation of environmental laws if a complaint is filed against him before the city’s legislature or if the lawmaking body itself tasks the committee to look into ...

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Another 12-hour blackout to hit Oro

By KRISTIAN DAVE ACHONDO ANOTHER 12-hour blackout would be experienced in many areas of the city tomorrow. The Cagayan Electric Power and Light Co. (Cepalco) announced that the blackout would be implemented to facilitate the line conductor stringing of a 69-kv line along Mandumol road, and line maintenance works. The power interruption ...

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Ocon says he bought lumber; faces probe

By EDWIN IYO and NITZ ARANCON Correspondents GINGOOG City––Environment officials here yesterday said they have summoned Councilor Zaldy Ocon in connection with the seizure of some 711 board feet of protected hardwood species that would have been brought to Cagayan de Oro from Surigao del Sur had it not been ...

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